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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2008: A lively played band number of the famous song Dixie, played by the Columbia Orchestra ca. 1908.
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Topics: cylinder record, dixie, band, ragtime, orchestra, indestructible
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by Frankie Marvin & his Uke
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A very late Edison Blue Amberol cylinder by Frankie Marvin who was hired to make some competitive recordings to the famous Cliff Edwards ukulele style. He is doing quite well with this one. This record had some excessive hung grooves and has been digitally restored.
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Topics: cylinder record, ukulele, frank marvin, cliff edwards, 1920s
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by Otto von Bismarck
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889. Filtered and pitched by Norman Bruderhofer To read the full story (in German):...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, bismarck, wangemann
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by Proto-Orchester
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2020: The operetta "Filmzauber" (movie magic) had its premiere in Berlin on 19 October 1912. Composed by Walter Kollo, the piece was a complete success after which the theatre took him under contract. This particular song was the most popular one and remained a well-known success for decades to come. Collection at https://www.archive.org/details/cylindertransfer
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, filmzauber, walter kollo, walze, walter kollo, phonograph, soprano,...
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by Arthur Fields with Chorus
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One of the most popular World War 1 songs that were issued on by Edison. This one was recorded in 1917. Issued on Edison Blue Amberol Record #3321
Topics: cylinder record, blue amberol, ww1, world war 1, marching song
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by Lina Goltz, Arnold Rieck
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2011: A song from the operetta Polnische Wirtschaft (Polisch Saloon) which had its debut performance in 1910. As sing cylinder was recorded in August 1910 it featured one of the very latest selections. It was released as an Edison (Wax) Amberol. This recording is a vocal duett by Lina Goltz and Arnold Rieck. Rieck was an actor in Berlin and also one of the first German actors to appear in early movies. To learn more about Arnold Rieck,...
Topics: cylinder record, germany, german, berlin, lunapark, luna park, comic, operette, operetta, duett,...
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by Paul Aumonier
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2016: A classical performance by the French bass singer Paul Aumonier (1872-1944). This recording was made by Pathé Frères in 1904, just two years before they abandoned the cylinder format. On Edison, Les Sapins (The Pine Trees) was recorded at about the same time by Fernand Baer. A photograph plus additional information about Paul Aumonier can be found here .
Topics: cylinder record, pathe, french, opera, bass, vocal, phonograph
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by August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
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An interesting street piano arrangement done by August Molinari. Record announcement by Ed Meeker and Billy Murray (speaking with accent) and Len Spencer doing the street scene. From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9615, recorded in April of 1907.
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Topics: cylinder record, street piano, piano, August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Marian Alma
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2018: Marian Alma recorded a good number of cylinders for Edison under the pseudonym Hans Hoffmann. This particular recording was made in fall of 1901 and features the famous song from Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freischütz . Having learned the German language in his twenties, not earlier, his pronunciation is really excellent. Thus, his Edison recordings are usually self-announced. from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Alma...
Topics: cylinder record, marian alma, freischütz, german, phonograph, edison, opera, freeshooter,...
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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2007: The famous Sousa march from a Columbia Indestructible cylinder record #665
Topics: cylinder record, stripes, march, sousa
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by Franz Porten
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2007: Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein, sung by Mr. Franz Porten Composed by Victor Hollaender & Julius Freund From a very late brown wax cylinder made by the German branch of the Columbia Phonograph Company, recorded ca. 1904. Announcement: "Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein. Gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten, für die Columbia Phonograph Company, Berlin und New York."
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, opera, porten
Source: Collection of Stephan Puille
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by American Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2012: The Turkey Trot Two-Step was a quite popular title in 1908. By then, the Edison Company had also stopped to record announcements before the selection would start.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, two-step, band, ragtime, two step, phonograph
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by 71st Regiment Band
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An early 1899 Edison brown wax recording of the early march, composed by the Austrian Josef Wagner. The original title in German is "Unter dem Doppeladler". Edison Record #19, recorded at 135 rpm.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, march, josef wagner, doppeladler
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by Billy Murray
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A popular automobile song from Edison Blue Amberol #2684, recorded on June 21st 1915.
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Topics: cylinder record, billy murray, auto, automobile, comic
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Steve Porter
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2013: At the turn of the 20th century, this song was quite popular in the States and is here performed by pioneer recording artist Steve Porter who just started his recording career and later was a member of the American Quartet. This recording was made ca. 1898 on a Columbia brown wax cylinder #4570. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
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by Edison Concert Band
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The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
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Topics: march, brown wax, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Hamilton Hill
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Sterling Record #196, sung by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill, ca. 1906.
Topics: cylinder record, british, australian, australia
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by Marian Alma
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2016: This popular title from Albert Lortzing's opera Undine was recorded by Marian Alma under his pseudonym Hans Hoffmann. It was one of the earliest 2-minute Edison cylinders to have been actually recorded in Berlin. The recording itself was made in the fall of 1901, while the cylinder itself was likely not issued prior to 1902. From the collection of Stephan Puille
Topics: cylinder record, alma, undine, opera, german, edison
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by William Tuson
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, clarinet, clarionet, tuson
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by John J. Fisher
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: John J. Fisher [ca. 1866-1923] was a recording artist who started in the late 1890s and became a well issued artist after 1900 on Columbia cylinders. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from March 1899, at a time when he just started one or two years ago. The overall sound quality is very clear and embodies all the typical sonic characteristics of a pantographic (mechanically done) copy.
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Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, australian, fisher, edison, pantographic
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by Thomas Alva Edison
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2009: Through the few recordings that Thomas Alva Edison had made in his lifetime, only one recording made it into the record catalog. This recording, a speech given to the American people after World War 1 had just ended, is today the most well-known recording of Mr. Edison's voice among collectors. Although issued on a 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder, the speech does only last for 1:47 Minutes. A different take of his speech was...
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Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, let us not forget, speech, spoken word, ww1, world war, great...
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by Charles P. Lowe
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2013: This Columbia 2-minute wax cylinder features active Xylophonist Charles P. Lowe who recorded many numbers especially for Edison as well as discs for Emile Berliner. It features a medley of well-known American songs as followed: American Patrol Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Bugle Call Marching through Georgia Dixie Yankee Doodle American Patrol
Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, columbia, 2-minute, instrumental, american, patriotic, civil war
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by Edison Quartette
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2012: The Edison Quartette does a beautiful number of 'Sunshine will come again', with a very harmonic waltz-end. This particular cylinder is a re-recorded issue of the first take originally made in 1899, dating from approx. 1901 and pitched at 144rpm. These were the very last cylinder records to be sold by the Edison Phonograph Co. made from the softer brown wax. The sound quality of this record clearly indicates it as a...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, quartet, quartette, phonograph
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by Manhansett Quartette
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2006: According to old catalogs, this brown wax cylinder was recorded by the United States Phonograph Company, dates from circa 1895 and runs at 125 revolutions per minute. The announcement says: "Selection entitled, 'The Old Folks at Home', as sung by the Manhansett Quartette" The Manhansett Quartette was lead by the popular brown wax artist George J. Gaskin who also made the announcement for this recording. Immediately...
Topics: traditional, swanee river, quartette, brown wax, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Albert Benzler
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2014: Albert Benzler was probably the most active xylophonist between 1902-1912. On this recording of November 1904, now exactly 110 years ago, he plays a medley of the following songs: Come take a Trip in my Airship Please come and play in my Yard Let's all go up to Maud's I've got my Fingers crossed, you can't touch me
Topics: cylinder record, edison, phonograph, xylophone, wax cylinder, airship, medley, solo
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by Frank S. Mazziotta
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for for December 2015: This more unknown Christmas season selection called "Sleighride" is performed by Frank S. Mazziotta, who was an active piccolo solo artist. He made several recordings for Edison as well as others such as Victor, but appears to vanish after 1904. His recordings are not as widely known as those of George Schweinfest, who was also a pioneer recording artist the 1890s. This particular recording appears to be from...
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, brown wax, piccolo, christmas, xmas, winter
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by Dan W. Quinn
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2015: Dan W. Quinn, the other prolific recording vocal artist of the 1890's, sings a song, recorded for Edison's National Phonograph Co. in March 1899, now 116 years ago.
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Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, quinn, vocal, brown wax
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by Agnes Hermann
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: Taken in 1907, this is the second and last of the only two recordings, Agnes Hermann did record for Edison. This widely known traditional is based on the peom by Heinrich Heine with music by  Friedrich Silcher. To learn more about this song . (Wikipedia) Her first recording, Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat , was the title of the month for May 2014.
Topics: cylinder record, classical, opera, soprano, german
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by Frieda Hempel
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On of the all time favourites on cylinder, performed by the German soprano Frieda Hempel and the Criterion Quartet (John Young (Tenor), Horatio Rench (Tenor), George Reardon (Baritone), Donald Chalmers (Bass). Edison Royal Purple cylinder #29008 (take 3, mould 1), recorded in 1918
Topics: cylinder record, royal purple, soprano, german
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by United States Marine Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2015: The US Marine Band was highly active making recordings on the 1890's. This version of the French national anthem  La Marseillaise was recorded in 1897 for Columbia. This particular vintage appears to often suffer from low volume, possibly caused by a softer wax composition that was used for a short time. Nevertheless, the band comes still out at a very enjoyable level.
Topics: cylinder record, France, marseillaise, us marine band, orchestra, phonograph, anthem
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by W.O. Beckenbaugh
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2013: This cylinder was recorded by the Columbia Phonograph Company in 1896 and is a rather awkward Christmas selection. It probably is the most commercial one of its time, recorded by auctioneer W. O. Beckenbaugh, who is holding an imaginative auction of toys and other things on Christmas eve. In a social perspective this could be a pre-echo of the American Black Friday sales and the correlation between business and Christian...
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Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, columbia, 1896, talking, phongoraph, graphophone, auction, auctioneer
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by Gilmore's Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2011: The popular ragtime march performed by Gilmore's Band, recorded on a brown wax cylinder in 1898.
Topics: cylinder record, march, ragtime, band, columbia, brown wax
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by Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2014: A lively performed band arrangment by the Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra, playing a lancer, an old style of dance, with lots of sound effects and intermission. A fully playable reproduction of this brown wax cylinder, made from durable plastic in the same color, can be obtained at Vulcan Records .
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, 1890s, edison, lancier, phonograph
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by Arthur Leonard
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A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
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Topics: cylinder record, lambert, british
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by Edison Concert Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2010: This lively played number by the Edison Concert Band predates the famous version by Bessie Smith by more than a quarter century. It features very distinctive ragtime influence. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from approx. 1900/01 and was pitched to a playback speed of 140rpm. Cylinders of this era would be still copies made by a pantograph. However, an increased playback pressure applied to the source cylinder did allow a...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, edison, hot time, ragtime, band, march, medley
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2013: This well known American Civil War song, composed in 1865 was recorded on an Edison Brown Wax cylinder ca. 1900/01.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, civil war, 1865, march, war song
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by Nebe-Quartett
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2014: Stille Nacht (Silent Night) has been certainly the no. 1 Christmas carol for more than a century. The Edison Company did record a great variety of different takes and arrangements. This version was done in 1906/07 and appeared in the 1907 Edison catalog, performed by the Nebe-Quartett, named after its leader Carl Nebe, who also does the announcement on this cylinder. His distinctively wrong pronunciation of the name Edison is...
Topics: cylinder record, christmas, xmas, weihnachten, german, edison, goldguss, nebe, quartet, quartette,...
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by Nebe-Quartett
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2010: O, Tannebaum (O, Christmas Tree): One of the top three Christmas songs known in Germany. This cylinder was recorded in August 1905 in Berlin, Germany and is announced by Carl Nebe with his very distinctive wrong pronunciation of Edison's name. From the collection of the German Museum of Technology, Berlin . Excerpt from Wikipedia : "O Tannenbaum", or, in its English version, "O Christmas Tree", is a...
Topics: cylinder record, christmas, xmas, quartet, nebe, berli, germany
Source: From the Collection of the German Museum of Technology, Berlin
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by Premier Quartette
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2015: A rare number by the Premier Quartette: The Washington Waddle - taken from an Edison Blue Amberol test pressing. This title was otherwise only issued as a regular wax Amberol.
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Topics: cylinder record, quartet, quartette, vocal, ragtime, blue amberol, amberol, edison, phonograph
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by Albert Benzler
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2007: Lollypops - an instrumental Xylophone solo, played by Albert Benzler. Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #9846
Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, instrumental, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Columbia Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for December 2016: This is one of the more uncommon Christmas selections - an advertising song for the Salvation Army, recorded ca. 1900 for the Columbia Phonograph Company on a brown wax cylinder.
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, brown wax, goodwill, salvation army, heilsarmee, christmas,...
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by United States Marine Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2009: An early rendition of John Philip Sousa's El Capitan March. Recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris. Exact dating of brown wax cylinders can be difficult to impossible. The current research status gives likely the date of late-1897 to early 1898, just before the Band's director William H. Santelmann became its new director. The previous director Francesco Fanciulli was not accepted for re-enlistment...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, march, sousa, 1896, U. S. marine band, US marine band
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by Gabriel Soulacroix
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] intermediate archival release: Gabriel-Valentin Soulacroix was a prolific baritone at the French comic opera. This molded brown wax cylinder likely dates from 1902-03, made at a transition time while the Pathé company was switching to the black wax compositions. This recording features a highly compressed version of the famous piece of Il barbiere di Siviglia composed by Gioachino Rossini. It was owed to the limited recording time of a maximum of 2:15...
Topics: cylinder record, french, brown wax, soulacroix, figaro, barbier de seville, rossini, siviglia,...
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by Edison Concert Band
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A snappy ragtime number from Edison Gold Moulded #9617, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, dixie, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for August 2009: The Edison Symphony Orchestra is performing a great nonsense number, recorded in April of 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, band, zany, nonsense, orchestra, duck
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by Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2010: A Scene in a Country Blacksmith Shop, a sketch rendition by Harlan and Stanley, announcement by Frank Stanley. Recorded in August 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, country, scene, sketch, comic, rural, rube
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by Franz Porten
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2014: Recorded in late 1901, Porten was a highly active recording artist at the turn of the century. This rather unusual selection of Mozart's Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) is one of the most interesting cylinders he recorded.
Topics: cylinder record, german, mozart, opera, vogelfänger, porten, edison, gold moulded, goldguss,...
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by Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2008: Cecilia, performed by Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra with vocals by Vernon Dalhart. A genuine charleston fox trot, recorded now 83 years ago and released on Edison Blue Amberol #5064.
Topics: cylinder record, fox trot, jazz, charleston
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by Johann Strauss Orchester
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for June 2011: A German ragtime-influenced dance number by the Johann Strauss-Orchester on one of the very late Edison 2-minute releases, recorded in March 1912.
Topics: cylinder record, band, ragtime, chorus, german
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by Hamilton Hill
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A truly charming selection from a British Sterling Record #559, ca. 1904-08. Performed by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill.
Topics: cylinder record, british, australian, baritone, music hall
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by Sign. Bartolotta
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An interesting recording by Signore Bartolotta on a British Sterling wax cylinder (#531) from 1906. La donna è mobile, Act 3 of Verdi's Rigoletto La donna è mobile Qual piuma al vento, Muta d'accento E di pensiero. Sempre un amabile Leggiadro viso, In pianto o in riso, È menzognero. La donna è mobil Qual piuma al vento, Muta d'accento E di pensier, E di pensier, E-e di pensier. È sempre misero Chi a lei s'affida, Chi le confida Mal cauto il core! Pur mai non sentesi Felice appieno Chi su...
Topics: cylinder record, wax cylinder, opera, rigoletto, guiseppe verdi, sterling, british
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by Arthur Collins, Byron G. Harlan
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2014: The duets of Collins and Harlan were especially popular on Edison, but they did also serve other companies, such as this recording made for Lambert ca. 1901. The arrangement with its tapping is very much pre-1902 and often found on earlier ragtime style selection in of the brown wax cylinder era. At the very beginning before the announcement even starts, one can clearly hear a humming background, caused by the phonograph motor...
Topics: cylinder record, collins, harlan, lambert, edison, phonograph, comic
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by Unknown Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2014: This band recording was sold on the more uncommon celluloid cylinder type by the German branch of Lambert Records. The overall bass quality is quite unusually high and rich. Enjoy!
Topics: cylinder record, german, march, marsch, brass band, instrumental, lambert, celluloid, phonograph
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by Columbia Quartette
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Columbia Moulded Brown Wax Cylinder #9029, circa. 1901 An advanced quartette selection, from a moulded brown wax cylinder record. This cylinder was made during a short period (1901-1902) where Columbia issued their records with a playback speed of 185rpm, rather faster than the usual 144rpm of that era. Their intention was to provide a greater clarity and increased volume by using the standard cylinder format. Thus, the max. recording time was limitied to exactly 120 seconds, compared to 135...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, quartette, vocal, descriptive
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by Gilmore's Band
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for September 2017: A cakewalk dance, performed by Gilmore's Band, one of Columbia's most active bands at that time. This particular brown wax cylinder was recorded ca. 1898-99 and was apparently duplicated by a pantograph, which can be clearly heard by the reduced dynamics.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax
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by Edison Concert Band
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A nice and more unknown ragtime style selection by Edison's Concert Band from fall of 1905.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, ragtime, band, trombone, arthur pryor
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by Gustav Schönwald
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These two cylinder records were issued in 1906 by Electra to feature the incident of the imposter Wilhelm Voigt who masqueraded as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Cöpenick spelled then). To learn more, read the Wikipedia article.
Topics: cylinder record, hauptmann, köpenick, koepenick, cöpenick, coepenick, gustav schönwald,...
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by Oreste Mielino
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for November 2009: Oreste Mieli (Mielino) performs an opera selection from Norma. This recording was made in 1901 where the Edison Phonograph Co. had made a series done in Milan, Italy. The cylinder itself, however this cylinder was not issued prior to 1904. An unusual aspect is the missing Edison name in the announcement.
Topics: cylinder record, black wax, opera, tenor, italian, milan, milano, italia, classical
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by Frank C. Stanley, Henry Burr
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Transferred and presented by The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]: Frank C. Stanley & Henry Burr singing the famous song Red Wing, a very popular title. This indestructible cylinder was released in about 1908.
Topics: cylinder record, red wing, duet, indian song, popular
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by William A. Moriarity
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for February 2009: A very uncommon dulcimer solo, performed by William Moriarity, recorded in December of 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, dulcimer, instrumental, march, edison
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by Oscar Stolberg
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for March 2012, a couplet performed by Oscar Stolberg. Recorded at the New York City Edison studio 1914, just few months before the fire destroyed the cylinder recording facility, which then caused the Edison Phonograph Co. to acoustically dub their cylinders from pre-recorded Diamond Discs. Stolberg made several comic recordings for the German series. He did not exclusively record for Edison and can be also found on US Everlasting. The song...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, blue amberol, 4-minute, 1914, stolberg, reutter, otto reutter, comic,...
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by Harry Anthony, James F. Harrison
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Transferred and presented by The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]: Probably the most popular civil war song. Here recorded circa 1909 by US Everlasting and sold as Lakeside cylinder #1067, performed as a duet by Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison.
Topics: cylinder record, indestrucitble, lakeside, everlasting, duet, anthony and harrison, civil war
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by Will F. Denny
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2017: One of the most popular comic songs of the outgoing 19th century, performed by Will F. Denny, taken from a Columbia brown wax cylinder, enjoy!
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, comic, denny, iceman, chilly, phonograph, edison
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by The All-Star Trio
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for July 2007: One of the earlier fox trot releases on Edison. This one comes from Blue Amberol #3871, recorded in 1919, at a time when the very first jazz influence came into dance music.
Topics: cylinder record, fox trot, early dance music, band, jass, jazz
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ]
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by Elysian Singers
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A sentimental selection from a British wax cylinder. Edison-Bell #10225, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, sentimental, british, ernest pike
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by Bohemian Band
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Another British Edison-Bell wax cylinders, recorded in November 1904 with the popular waltz title, composed by Franz Lehar under the original name 'Gold und Silber'. Announcement: "Waltz - Gold and Silver, played by the Bohemian Band. Edison-Bell record."
Topics: british, bohemian, waltz, lehar, gold und silber, edison-bell, bonston waltz, cylinder record
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
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An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
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Topics: brown wax, band, theodor michaelis, schmiede im walde, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Jean Noté
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for May 2018: Among the Edison 2-minute cylinders of their time, the Belgian baritone Jean Noté (1858-1922) made some outstanding recordings, both musically and technically. Composed by Gioacchino Rossini. To learn more:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Noté
Topics: cylinder record, opera, classical, baritone, belgian, edison, phonograph, wax cylinder
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by Else Wichgraf
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2012: Else Wichgraf sings Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland (Once I had a beautiful fatherland), recorded for Edison on a 2-minute black wax cylinder from 1910. Her voice is certainly one of the outstanding artists amongst the German Edison repartoire. From the collection of Raoul Konezni.
Topics: cylinder record, classical, soprano, german, opera, edison, phonograph
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by James I. Lent
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for April 2010: The Ragtime Drummer is one of the more unusual performances, done by James Lent who was a professional military drummer. Released on an indestructible cylinder record from ca. 1908. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, celluloid, columbia, ragtime, percussion, drums
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by Edward M. Favor
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2009: A comic song by Edward M. Favor on a nice an clean indestructible cylinder from ca. 1908.
Topics: cylinder record, comic, vocal, funny, phonograph, indestructible, columbia, celluloid
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by Elektra-Symphonie-Orchester
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for December 2007: The most famous Christmas carol (Silent Night), on a German cylinder record from circa 1906. A real nice version!
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Topics: cylinder record, instrumental, german, christmas, xmas, carol, silent night
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by Byron G. Harlan
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Along with Arthur Collins, Byron G. Harlan was also very active with recording duets for all major cylinder record companies. Here he is singing a solo number of the typical style of that time period on an Columbia/Albany instructible (#891) cylinder record from ca. 1909. Supplied by The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ], digitally preserved by the use of the Passive High-Rise playback system.
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, celluloid, albany, columbia, harlan, solo, love song, spring,...
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by Billy Murray
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Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
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Topics: cylinder record, comic, early comedy
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by Billy Murray
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for January 2010: Under the Anheuser Bush was an early-1900s popular song commissioned by the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Its name is an obvious pun on the company name. In fact, the German word "Busch" is equivalent to the English word "bush". The chorus, as sung by Billy Murray, is as follows. In addition to the instrumental reference, the line "come and have a stein or two" is also sung to the first bar of the German...
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Topics: cylinder record, billy murray, band, advertising, edison, phonograph, black wax, gold moulded,...
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